1982 Citroen CX Review

1982 Citroen CX 2000 GT 2.0 petrol from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Certainly the most advanced car of its time

Faults:

Alternator failed - now replaced.

General Comments:

This car is very pleasant to drive on long travels, except that it should always come with air condition - the windscreen is very large.

Its suspension and steering are beyond description - like driving on an air cushion and on rails simultaneously.

The interior is very spacious, but the boot is rather small and poorly accessible. Shame on Citro├źn for making it a hatchback!

If maintained properly, the car can actually be reliable - except the electrical system which is prone too bad surprises.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2002

19th Jan 2003, 19:23

I've been offered a much loved auto verson, but am nervous of the auto's ability to do the job any advice on this?

29th Jan 2003, 22:06

The automatic transmissions on the CX are fine, you will be quite happy with it. Being a three speed the rpms at highway speeds are higher than I'd like, but that's the only complaint. Make sure it has been tended to with proper fluid changes and the like. Enjoy the car!

13th Nov 2008, 18:18

I had a CX Pallais 1982 model, semi automatic, metallic brown. It is the most fantastic car I have ever driven, the hydraulic self centering steering and suspension are magic, no other car is like this. If only you could buy a new one now? Only a handful of people are aware of how far ahead of time these cars were and still are. I owned mine for 10 years and it was most reliable, the engines and transmissions c/v etc are extremely well engineered and designed, built to last. Mine never had any problems and is still going strong.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review